Milford Movie Theatre Opens New Year's Day

Arthur Helmick, owner of the Movies at Milford, announced on New Year’s Day that the Milford Movies 9 would open at 5:30 PM.

The new theatre is located in the former Walmart/Sitel building on Route 113 next to Food Lion The opening of the theatre was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Because the crews have to be smaller, it took much longer to get the theatre completed,” Helmick said.

“I had hoped for a Thanksgiving opening, then a Christmas Day opening, but we are pleased that we are finally able to bring a state-of-the-art movie theatre to Milford.

We are extremely grateful for the overwhelming support we have been shown by such a great community.”

Helmick explained that because the pandemic regulations were constantly changing, he also did not want to hire new employees until he knew he could keep them on the payroll.

He has managed to keep his staff busy in other ways even when there have not been many customers.

Business has been slow at his other theatres, Helmick explained, but that has made it easier for him to adhere to strict social distancing requirements.

Tickets for movies showing at the new theatre can be purchased on Fandango, at the Milford Movies website or at the theatre.

Helmick explained that Fandango may say that the theatre is temporarily closed and they are working with the online ticket service to resolve that issue.